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Lexicon :: Strong's H2244 - ḥāḇā'

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [compare חָבַב (H2245)]
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TWOT Reference: 588

Strong’s Definitions

חָבָא châbâʼ, khaw-baw'; a primitive root (compare H2245); to secrete:—× held, hide (self), do secretly.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 33x

The KJV translates Strong's H2244 in the following manner: hide (31x), held (1x), secretly (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 33x
The KJV translates Strong's H2244 in the following manner: hide (31x), held (1x), secretly (1x).
  1. to withdraw, hide

    1. (Niphal) to hide oneself

    2. (Pual) to be forced into hiding

    3. (Hiphil) to hide

    4. (Hophal) to be hidden

    5. (Hithpael)

      1. to hide oneself, draw back

      2. to draw together, thicken, harden

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָבָא châbâʼ, khaw-baw'; a primitive root (compare H2245); to secrete:—× held, hide (self), do secretly.
STRONGS H2244: Abbreviations
† [חָבָא] verb withdraw, hide (not in Qal); compare also חבה (Late Hebrew id.; Arabic خَبَأَ; Ethiopic ኀብአ፡ Assyrian ḫabû DlPr 175; Targum Ethpa. hide oneself) —
Niph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נֶחְבָּא Judges 9:5 + 1 Samuel 10:22; 2 Samuel 17:9 (both may be participle); נַחְבֵּאתָ Genesis 31:37; וְנַחְ׳ consecutive 1 Samuel 19:2; נֶחְבְּאוּֿ Joshua 10:27; נֶחְבָּ֑אוּ Job 29:8, 10; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תֵּחָבֵא Job 5:21; Infinitive construct הֵחָבֵא 2 Chronicles 18:24; Daniel 10:7; Participle plural (compare also above) נֶחְבְּאִים Joshua 10:17, etc. — hide oneself in fear Genesis 3:10 (J), Joshua 10:16, 17, 27 (all J E), Judges 9:5; 1 Samuel 19:2; 2 Samuel 17:9; Amos 9:3; 2 Chronicles 18:24; Daniel 10:7; from modesty 1 Samuel 10:22; compare Job 29:8; also לָ֫מָּה נַחְבֵּאתָ לִבְרֹחַ Genesis 31:27 (E), i.e. why didst thou flee secretly? passive, be hidden Job 29:10 קול נְגִידִים נְחְבָ֑אוּ (|| ולשׁונם לְחִכָּם דָּבֵ֑קָה, compare also see 9) i.e. in reverence, = hushed (so we speak of a veiled voice); be hidden for protection בִּשׁוֺט לָשׁוֺן Job 5:21.
Pu. Perfect 3rd person plural חֻבְּאוּ have been hidden (= are made to hide themselves, Di on the passage) Job 24:4.
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix הֶחְבִּיאָ֑נִי Isaiah 49:2; 3rd person feminine singular הֶחְבְּאַ֔תָֹה Joshua 6:17, compare Ges§ 75, Rem. 21 ai. 624 ff. etc.; Imperfect וַיַּחְבִּיאֵם 1 Kings 18:4; 3rd person feminine singular וַתַּחְבִּא 2 Kings 6:29; וָאַחְבִּא 1 Kings 18:13; — hide, transitive, with accusative Joshua 6:17, 25; 1 Kings 18:4, 13; 2 Kings 6:29; metaphor, of divine protection Isaiah 49:2 בְּצֵל יָדוֺ ה׳.
Hoph. Perfect be hidden הָחְבָּ֑אוּ Isaiah 42:22 (בְּבָתֵּי כלאים), i.e. imprisoned.
Hithp. Perfect הִתְחַבְּאוּ 1 Samuel 14:11; Imperfect יִתְחַבֵּא 1 Samuel 23:23; וַיִּתְ׳ Genesis 3:8; יִתְחַבָּ֑אוּ Job 38:30; וַיִּתְחַבְּאוּ 1 Samuel 13:6; Participle מִתְחַבֵּא 2 Kings 11:3 + 2 times; מִתְחַבְּאִים 1 Samuel 14:22; 1 Chronicles 21:20; —
1. draw back, hide oneself, usually with בְּ local; Genesis 3:8 (J), 1 Samuel 13:6; 1 Samuel 14:11, 22; 1 Samuel 23:23; 2 Kings 11:3; 1 Chronicles 21:20; 2 Chronicles 22:9, 12.
2. draw together, thicken, harden, of water becoming ice Job 38:30 כאבן מים יִתְחַ׳.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:8; 3:8; 3:10; 31:27; 31:37


6:17; 6:17; 6:25; 10:16; 10:17; 10:17; 10:27; 10:27


9:5; 9:5

1 Samuel

10:22; 10:22; 13:6; 13:6; 14:11; 14:11; 14:22; 14:22; 19:2; 19:2; 23:23; 23:23

2 Samuel

17:9; 17:9

1 Kings

18:4; 18:4; 18:13; 18:13

2 Kings

6:29; 6:29; 11:3; 11:3

1 Chronicles

21:20; 21:20

2 Chronicles

18:24; 18:24; 22:9; 22:12


5:21; 5:21; 24:4; 29:8; 29:8; 29:10; 29:10; 38:30; 38:30


42:22; 49:2; 49:2


10:7; 10:7



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2244 matches the Hebrew חָבָא (ḥāḇā'),
which occurs 33 times in 33 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:8 - They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the [fn]cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid H2244 themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:10 - He said, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid H2244 myself.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:27 - “Why did you flee secretly H2244 and [fn]deceive me, and did not tell me so that I might have sent you away with joy and with songs, with timbrel and with lyre;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:17 - “The city shall be under the ban, it and all that is in it belongs to the LORD; only Rahab the harlot [fn]and all who are with her in the house shall live, because she hid H2244 the messengers whom we sent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:25 - However, Rahab the harlot and her father’s household and all she had, Joshua [fn]spared; and she has lived in the midst of Israel to this day, for she hid H2244 the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:16 - Now these five kings had fled and hidden H2244 themselves in the cave at Makkedah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:17 - It was told Joshua, saying, “The five kings have been found hidden H2244 in the cave at Makkedah.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:27 - It came about at [fn]sunset that Joshua gave a command, and they took them down from the trees and threw them into the cave where they had hidden H2244 themselves, and put large stones over the mouth of the cave, to this very day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:5 - Then he went to his father’s house at Ophrah and killed his brothers the sons of Jerubbaal, seventy men, on one stone. But Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left, for he hid H2244 himself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:22 - Therefore they inquired further of the LORD, “Has the man come here yet?” So the LORD said, “Behold, he is hiding H2244 himself by the baggage.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:6 - When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were hard-pressed), then the people hid H2244 themselves in caves, in thickets, in cliffs, in cellars, and in pits.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:11 - When both of them revealed themselves to the garrison of the Philistines, the Philistines said, “Behold, Hebrews are coming out of the holes where they have hidden H2244 themselves.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:22 - When all the men of Israel who had hidden H2244 themselves in the hill country of Ephraim heard that the Philistines had fled, even they also pursued them closely in the battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:2 - So Jonathan told David saying, “Saul my father is seeking to put you to death. Now therefore, please be on guard in the morning, and stay in a secret place and hide H2244 yourself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:23 - “So look, and learn about all the hiding places where he hides H2244 himself and return to me with certainty, and I will go with you; and if he is in the land, I will search him out among all the thousands of Judah.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:9 - “Behold, he has now hidden H2244 himself in one of the [fn]caves or in another place; and it will be [fn]when he falls on them at the first attack, that whoever hears it will say, ‘There has been a slaughter among the people who follow Absalom.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:4 - for when Jezebel [fn]destroyed the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid H2244 them by fifties in a cave, and provided them with bread and water.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:13 - “Has it not been told to my master what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of the LORD, that I hid H2244 [fn]a hundred prophets of the LORD by fifties in a cave, and provided them with bread and water?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:29 - “So we boiled my son and ate him; and I said to her on the next day, ‘Give your son, that we may eat him’; but she has hidden H2244 her son.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:3 - So he was hidden H2244 with her in the house of the LORD six years, while Athaliah was reigning over the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:20 - Now Ornan turned back and saw the angel, and his four sons who were with him hid H2244 themselves. And Ornan was threshing wheat.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 18:24 - Micaiah said, “Behold, you will see on that day when you enter an inner room to hide H2244 yourself.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 22:9 - He also sought Ahaziah, and they caught him while he was hiding H2244 in Samaria; they brought him to Jehu, put him to death and buried him. For they said, “He is the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the LORD with all his heart.” So there was no one of the house of Ahaziah to retain the power of the kingdom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 22:12 - He was hidden H2244 with them in the house of God six years while Athaliah reigned over the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:21 - “You will be hidden H2244 from the scourge of the tongue,
And you will not be afraid of violence when it comes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:4 - “They push the needy aside from the road;
The poor of the land are made to hide H2244 themselves altogether.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:8 - The young men saw me and hid H2244 themselves,
And the old men arose and stood.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:10 - The voice of the nobles was [fn]hushed, H2244
And their tongue stuck to their palate.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:30 - “Water [fn]becomes H2244 hard H2244 like stone,
And the surface of the deep is imprisoned.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:22 - But this is a people plundered and despoiled;
All of them are trapped in [fn]caves,
Or are hidden H2244 away in prisons;
They have become a prey with none to deliver them,
And a spoil, with none to say, “Give them back!”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:2 - He has made My mouth like a sharp sword,
In the shadow of His hand He has concealed H2244 Me;
And He has also made Me a [fn]select arrow,
He has hidden Me in His quiver.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:7 - Now I, Daniel, alone saw the vision, while the men who were with me did not see the vision; nevertheless, a great dread fell on them, and they ran away to hide H2244 themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:3 - “Though they hide H2244 on the summit of Carmel,
I will search them out and take them from there;
And though they conceal themselves from My sight on the floor of the sea,
From there I will command the serpent and it will bite them.
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